Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries
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|ADKINS, LAVELLA A. - age 67, of West Knoxville, died Sunday,
December 21, 1997, at her home. Survivors: sons, Scotty VanHorn of Knoxville
and Clark VanHorn of Kansas City, Mo.; grandson, Jerrimi VanHorn and wife,
Tonia of Knoxville; great-grandson, Jerrimi VanHorn, Jr., Naomi Blackson
of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Barbara and Pat. Memorial service will be at
a later date in Groveport, Ohio. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage
BROWN, JACQUELINE ''JACKIE'' - age 46, of Maryville, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at the family home. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and was employed at Blount Memorial Occupational Health as a nurse. Survivors include husband, Wayne Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and David McGinley; daughters, Kim Brown and Robin Brown, all of Maryville; mother and stepfather, Frances and George Moody; brothers-in-law, Jim Brown of Maryville, Larry and wife, Ann Brown of Oak Ridge; mother-in-law, Lois Brown of Maryville; and nephew, Justin Brown of Oak Ridge. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Dr. Robert F. Brown officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery for interment service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary, Maryville.
CABBAGE, MRS. JESSIE MAE DAVIS - age 90, of Washburn, passed away Monday morning, December 22, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Member of Black Fox Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Walton Cabbage; daughter, Imogene Dance. Survivors: sisters, Naomi Cabbage of Washburn, Sarah Hopson of Washburn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ailor's Chapel, Elder William Berry and Elder D.R. Cabbage officiating. Interment in Monroe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will be at the home of Jack and Pat Simmons of Washburn. Special thanks to Housecall Home Health. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
CARDEN, FLOSSIE DeMARCUS - 98, of Fort Oglethorpe, the widow of Edgar M. Carden, died Monday, December 22, 1997, in a local hospital. Mrs. Carden was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and the Carden Sunday School Class which was named after her late husband, Edgar M. Carden. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. Survivors are two daughters, Kathryn C. Pickering, Fort Oglethorpe, Elizabeth C. Lounsbury, Milledgeville, Ga.; two grandchildren, William H. Pickering, Lookout Mountain, Elizabeth L. Thomas, Columbia, S.C.; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William DeMarcus, Knoxville, Tenn., Joe DeMarcus, Norris, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Lexie D. Carden and Mrs. Dorothy D. Hutcheson of Andersonville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Carter and Dr. Ken Sprinkle officiating. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
CARNES, ANNA MAE INGRAM - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away 2 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by husbands, Myers Ingram and Stuart (Bud) Carnes. Survived by sons, Richard A. Ingram of Knoxville and James L. Ingram of Alcoa; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside service 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pineville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Marshall Fraley officiating. Arrangements by McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive.
CHANCE, MRS. GWENDOLYN BOGGESS - age 74, of Athens, Tenn., died Sunday morning at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Elizabeth Frederick Reed Boggess and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Herbert ''Herky'' Chance on November 3, 1997. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Survivors: two sons, Christopher Brigham Chance, Athens, Tenn., Dr. Joseph Franklin Chance, Charlottesville, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia C. and Dan B. Southmayd, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Buell (Patricia ''Patsy'' B.) Cox, Athens, Tenn.; brother, Charles Robert Boggess, Athens, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Michael Doty officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn.
COMER, FRANK - age 86, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 21, 1997, at Park West Hospital. Frank was of the Baptist faith. A farmer for more than 50 years before his retirement. Preceded in death by parents, James and Martha Jane Ford Comer; brothers, Jess, Maynard, George and James Comer; sisters, Ethyl Comer and Grace Comer Brantley. Survived by wife, Mattie Fritts Comer; daughters and sons-in-law, Alvenia Comer, Frankie Comer, Mary and Ronnie Ledbetter, all of Lenoir City, Ola and Bill Ledbetter of Knoxville, Rebecca and Tom Cain of Marietta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Bertha Comer and Mary Loveday, both of Clinton, Bessie Burns of Knoxville, Ruth Wilson of LaFollette, Lena Tate of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Hawkins Chapel, Rev. Taylor Adams officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services. Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City in charge.
COOKE, ANTHONY WAYNE - age 49, of LaFollette, departed this life, Friday, December 19, 1997. He was of the Baptist faith and U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by father, Earl Cooke. Survivors: wife, Bernice Cooke; sons, Anthony Wayne Cooke, Jr. and Darrin Christopher Cooke; daughter, Catina Tidwell, all of LaFollette; grandchildren, Micah and Raven; mother, Conley Price, LaFollette; brother, Jeffory Price, LaFollette; sisters, Ardalia Webb, Nashville, Belinda Thomas, Knoxville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, at Cross Funeral Home Rev. J.C. Jordan officiating. Interment Sharps Cemetery, LaFollette. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Cross Chapel. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
EASTMAN, JULIA FRANCES - age 80, of McMinnville, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at NHC McMinnville. Member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. She was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph College. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Roger Eastman, Jr. Survivors: four sons, Donald R. Eastman III, Ithacia, N.Y., E. Gerry Eastman, Knoxville, Tenn., Charles H. Eastman, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Frank Eastman, McMinnville; three daughters, Julia Graves, Nashville, Wenona Eastman Santee, Old Hickory, Tenn., Lucy Eastman, McMinnville; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank O'Brien, Avalon, N.J. and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, James K. Henderson, Houston, Texas. Funeral at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Wednesday, December 24, 1997, Father James Bretl officiating. Burial 11 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m. Rosary Tuesday at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church and American Lung Association. High Funeral Home, McMinnville, in charge.
GARNER, WILLIAM - of 146 West Watt Street, Alcoa, Tenn., departed this life, December 22, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
GROOMS, EMMA THOMPSON - age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Shannondale Health Care Center. Family and friends will leave Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and proceed to Solway Cemetery for graveside and interment services at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Russell Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
HAMMER, IDA PAULINE JONES - age 80, of Rutledge, passed away Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Tenn. She was a member of Red House Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Bufford and Blanche Jones; special sisters, Veta Jones and Willie Irene Jones; brothers, R.B. (Bob) Jones; brother and sister-in-law, C.J. (Bill) and Sarah Jones. She is survived by her husband, Horace K. Hammer; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael K. Hammer and Mary Hammer of Bean Station and Mark S. and Faye Hammer of Rutledge; grandchildren, Robbie Hammer of Bean Station, Jamie and Duncan Earl of Knoxville, Allison Hammer and Brandon Hammer of Rutledge; sisters, Sallie Harrell of Maryville, Merry J. Vineyard of Memphis; brother-in-law, J.P. (Pete) Vineyard of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Bernice S. Jones of Blaine, Christene Hammer of Knoxville, and Nina Mitchell of Jefferson City; numerous beloved nieces and nephews who are very special. Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jeff Wright officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 1997, in the Grainger Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
HEATHERLY, MABLE SARAH - departed this earth on December 16, 1997, at Baptist Hospital after a short illness. She was born to Alec and Susan Gray Heatherly on October 3, 1912, in Campbell County. She is survived by a brother, Charles Heatherly of Michigan. Cross Funeral Home of LaFollette, is in charge.
HENSON, LUCILLE JOHNSON - age 79, of 110 Riverview Drive, Loudon, died Monday, December 22, 1997 at Loudon Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, Joe E. Henson, Sr.; parents, Henry (Boss) and Maggie Dotson Johnson. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Jo Jo and Carolyn Henson and Frank and Joyce Henson, Loudon; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Sherman (Evelyn) Aikens, Englewood; brothers, Gene Johnson, Loudon and Doyle Johnson, Ventura, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gene Russell officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday, Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home.
HILL, THEODORE MEARL (T.M.) - age 83, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Jefferson County Nursing Center. Member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville. Retired owner of Hill Brothers Tractor Company, Talbott, Tenn. Preceded in death by parents, John and Malinda Hill; brother, Joe Hill; precious granddaughter, Felicia Mae Pittman. Survivors: wife, Clara Mae Disney Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Jennifer Hill, Gainesville, Ga., J.R. and Becky Hill, Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Pittman, Scottsboro, Ala. and Betty Mearlene and Larry Morrisett, Morristown; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Pam Hill, Morristown; grandchildren, Donnie Pittman, Danny Pittman, John Hill, Jennifer Hill, Kristi Hill Barber, Larry Morrisett, Eddie Morrisett, and Brad Hill; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Lillian Hill of Talbott, Jim and Aileen Hill of Knoxville; sisters, Virgie Hill Bacon of Fullerton, Calif., Lois Hill and Elizabeth Hill, both of Knoxville; nephews, Stephen Hill and Phillip Hill, both of Stuttgart, Germany, and George Hill of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet and leave from Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service with Rev. Norman Turley officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike.
KLAG, BARRY - age 47, passed away Monday, December 22, 1997. Member of VFW Post #1733. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Rice-Klag, and several out of state relatives. Graveside service 12 p.m. Monday, December 29, 1997, at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Sunday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive, phone 525-3121.
KNODE, GEORGE F. SR.- age 84, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Parkwest Hospital. He was retired from TVA after 34 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances Knode. He is survived by his son, George F. Knode, Jr. of Williamsport, Md.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Marlene Knode of Knoxville, Richard D. and Wanda Knode of St. Louis, Mo., Philip E. and Anna Knode of Alcoa; stepsons, Herbert Abercrombie of Chattanooga and Bob Gorsuch of Seattle, Wash.; special friend to the family, Sue E. Baker; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Highland Memorial Chapel. Rev. Maurice Branch will officiate. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Funeral Home.
KNUCKLES, JOHN C. - of Knoxville, departed this life Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
KRON, EMMA SUE HANNER - age 56, of Knoxville, died 4:06 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1997, at the family home. Member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. Belonged to the Volunteer Travelers. Preceded in death by husband, Charles W. Kron; son, John Chester Corey; mother, Gussie Hannah. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine (Sissy) and Freddie Rhodes; daughter, Paula Corey; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Kathy Kron, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Aaron Lee Rhodes, Heather Corey, Dakota Kron; special friend, John Murray. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Chapel, Pastor Ted J. Ingram officiatng.. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Highland South Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway.
LANDIS, MARLIN R. - age 70, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Lakeway Regional Hospital. He was a native of Harrisburg, Pa. He was an engineer with Phillips Consumer Electronics Corporation for 41 years. He was a member of the New Apostolic Church. Preceded in death by a son, Steven Landis and daughter-in-law, Mona Landis. Survivors include his wife, Gerda Landis; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Susan Landis of Reading, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Bill McKinney of Talbott, Tenn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Espenshade of Hummelstown, Pa. and Barbara Matter of Harrisburg, Pa.; brother, David Landis of Elizabethton, Pa. Funeral service will be Tuesday, 5 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Lee Wegner officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. Graveside service will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
LANGFORD, BLANCHE M. - age 86, of Maryville, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She was a member of Laurel Bank Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, George Langford. Survivors include daughter, Bobbie Isael of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Von and Betty Murphy of Maryville; four grandchildren, Eddie Murphy of Key West, Fla., Rhonda Gurley of Maryville, Amy and Todd Barnett of Louisville, Shane Delk of Maryville; brothers, Homer Murphy and Earl Murphy, both of Maryville; sisters, Laura Wilson and Maude Tulloch, both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Charles Bailey and the Rev. J.D. Nuchols officiating. The interment will follow in Laural Bank Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 Tuesday at the funeral home. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, in charge.
LEMMONS, JOSEPH FLETCHER - age 86, of Philadelphia, Tenn., passed away December 21, 1997, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member and retired deacon of Cedar Fork Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Artie Lemmons; wife, Anna Todd Lemmons; several nieces and nephews. Survived by son, Joe Lemmons, Philadelphia, Tenn.; granddaughters, Lisa Fisher, Louisville, Tenn., Sherry Lemmons, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Norma Jean Gray, Sweetwater, Lorene Umphreys, Philadelphia, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Dunsmore and Rev. Joe Caldwell officiating. Interment to follow in Cedar Fork Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. December 23, in Sweetwater Funeral Home Memory Chapel.
MILLER, MR. WOODROW (WOODY) - age 78, of 632 N. Front Street, Rockwood, passed away Sunday, December 21st at his home. Mr. Miller was of the Baptist faith, a Roane County Constable with over 30 years service. He became a deputy in 1964, served with the Rockwood Police Department in 1969 and was a former police chief, a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, member of the Rockwood Lodge #403 F.& A.M., 32nd Degree Mason and Alhambra Shriner. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Vivia Smith Miller; a brother, George Ed Miller. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Lorena Miller, Rockwood; daughters, Lynda Jo Carter, Rockwood, Sherry Johnson and husband, Cordell, Oliver Springs; son, Dennis Miller and wife, Kathy, Knoxville; grandchildren, Glenn Carter and wife, Stacy, Rockwood, Chris Johnson, Lori Dameron and husband, Bryan, Oliver Springs; great-grandchildren, Erika Dameron, Oliver Springs, Cory Carter; sisters, Reba Knight, Rockwood, Billie Jean Kelly, Belmont, N.C. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Lester and Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family of Mr. Woodrow (Woody) Miller.
MIZE, MR. HUSTON BART - age 83, died Monday, December 22, 1997 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth B. Mize; two sons, Bart Eugene and Donald Ray Mize; one daughter, Yeline Elaine Mize; a granddaughter, Debra Busic and a great-grandson, Justin Lee. Mr. Mize was a lifelong resident of Knoxville. He was retired from Foreign Domestic Veneer Co. The family would like to extend special thanks to Covenent Tennessee Nursing, Pat Bair and special friend, Jane Shaw. Mr. Mize is survived by two daughters, Lovenia Tindell and Annette Davis, both of Knoxville; one son and daughter-in-law, Luther D. Mize and wife, Pat of Knoxville; two sisters, Lucille Gray of Jefferson City, Tennessee and Maudie Caldwell of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Mize; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland South Chapel with the Rev. Fred McGill officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300.
MLINARCIK, CLARA ''HELEN'' BRADEN - age 68, of Braden Flats, Briceville, Tenn., passed away Monday, December 22, 1997, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She was a member of Indian Bluff Baptist Church. She was a retired postal clerk of Munroe Falls, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents, W.H. and Sallie Braden; sister, Cora Bailey. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James and Barbara Ault, Needham, Ind.; grandsons, Billy Ault, Briceville, Nicholas Ault, Needham, Ind.; granddaughter and husband, Riccilyn and Jim Wilson, Rootstown, Ohio; step-grandchildren, Rick Sombrio, Indianapolis, Ind., Shawna Rutter, Massillon, Ohio; three great-grandchildren; brother, William ''Dub'' Braden, Briceville; sister, Mary Williams, Briceville, Cleta Long, Briceville, Bonnie Long, Briceville; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Jesse Hooks, Briceville and Vandalee and Joe Hensley, Claxton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Indian Bluff Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, 1997, at Indian Bluff Baptist Church with Rev. Earnest Ward, Everett Burge officiating. Interment to follow service at Indian Bluff Cemetery, Briceville, Tenn. Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.
MOORE, MRS. CARRIE ROBERTS - formerly of Knoxville, entered into eternal rest December 21, 1997. The body will be returned to Knoxville for services and burial. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
OWENS, LYDIA ANN - age 82, of Knoxville, passed away December 21, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was of the Church of God faith. Preceded in death by husband, Jesse L. Owens. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Wilma Owens, Ray and Lois Owens of Knoxville; daughters, Deloris White and Paulette Wilson, both of Knoxville; granddaughter, Radeana Owens; grandsons, Stan White, Chris Wilson, Allen Owens, Tom Owens, all of Knoxville, and Lincoln White of LaFollette; sisters, Flossie Walden of Pioneer, Tenn., Martha Dickerson of Pulaska, Va., and Rosa Walden of Newport, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Samatha and Crystal White of LaFollette, Valerie White of Knoxville, and Lydia and Allison Owens of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Highland South Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. entombment with Rev. Robert Holmes officiating. Arrangements by McCarty-Weaver Cumberland Chapel.
POWERS, PAT B. - age 72, of Franklin, Tenn., died Dec. 21, 1997, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. He was a civil engineer. Member of Church of Christ. Veteran WWII, U.S. Army Air Corps. Graduate of Franklin High School and Vanderbilt University. Lifetime member Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Member Bass Pro Fishing Club. Owner and CEO Blount Management Corp, Knoxville. Before retirement affiliated with construction of Vanderbilt Stadium Club, St. Thomas Emergency Center, M.T.S.U. Administration Center, Baptist Doctor's Pavilion, Hyatt Regency, Knoxville. Survivors: wife, Ona W. Powers, Franklin; daughters, Julia Newman, Louisville, Ky., Claudie Brown, Franklin; son, Pat B. Powers, Jr., Cleveland, Tenn.; stepchildren, Sherry Sinor, Knoxville, Tenn., Michael Baldree, Brentwood; sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Franklin, Donna Murrey, Ooltewah, Tenn.; brothers, Kenneth Powers of Portland and 12 grandchildren. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, Franklin Memorial Chapel, Franklin, Tenn. Rev. Ben Alford officiating. Pallbearers: Michael Baldree, II, John Baldree, Everett Sinor II, Richard Kraemer III, David Dodson, Larry Dreadon, Scott Gentry. Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery.
SHULAR, ANNA BELL - age 96, of Sevierville, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at Sevier County Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Shular. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors: children, John Shular, Masie Gibson, Reece Shular, Robert Shular, Brenda Creech; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Ernie Coleman and Rev. John Tarwater officiating. Interment to follow in Walden's Creek Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
SING, PERRY L. - age 81, of Louisville, Tenn., passed away Monday, December 22, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Ella Sing and son, Buddy Sing. Survivors: brother, Joe Sing; sisters, Florence Gann and Maggie Barnard; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Ballard's Chapel Cemetery for a graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Kenny Armstrong officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
SOWDER, BERTHA MAE JONES - of Halls, passed away at home Saturday, December 20, 1997. Member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church where she was active in Eager Beaver Senior Adult Group, and also with the Silver Tones. Preceded in death by husband, Clifford N. Sowder; parents, Phillip and Margaret Jones; brother and sister-in-law, James P. and Jane Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Ed Bright; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Eva Fortner Sowder. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Myra Sowder of Halls; grandchildren, Nicholaus and Laura Sowder; sister, Margaret Mize Thistlethwaite; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Glenn Snelson; brother and sister-in-law, Edward ''Bus'' and Clara Jones; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kyle and Margaret Sowder; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mynatt's Chapel, Dr. Charles Earl and Rev. John Holland officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment service at 11 a.m. Pallbearers are Doug Snelson, Ronnie Bright, Dr. Larry Sowder, Kyle Sowder, Gary Mize and Terry Satterfield. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mynatt's.
SPOON, HELEN - of Route 3, Rutledge, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, December 21, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ella Spoon; and her brother, Claude Spoon, Jr. She was of the Baptist faith, having accepted the Lord as Savior at an early age. Surviving are her sister, Hazel Daniel of Jefferson City; nephew and niece, Rev. Martin and Brenda Roach of Rutledge; nieces, Claudette Kitts and Ruth Ann Meekins; great-nephews and wives, Mark and Trisha Roach, Jamie and Chasity Roach, and Keith, Kevin and Keenan Kitts, Alex and Alton Meekins; great-niece, Robin Bates; great-great-nephew and nieces, Tyler and Courtney Roach and Chelsea Bates. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, December 23, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Rev. Marvin Phillips officiating. Interment to follow in Central Point Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861, Phone (423) 828-5555.
THOMPKINS, MRS. WILLIE - of 1745 Mohammed Cir., entered into eternal rest December 21, 1997, at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge.
VERHEYE, PAUL GODFRIED GEORGE - age 46, of Loudon, formerly of Belgium, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home. Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Libbrecht Verheye; brothers, Jan and Tom Verheye. Survivors: children, Johan, Frederik and Katrien; father, Ghislain Jean George Verheye; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dr. Marie Therese Verheye and Richard Vasofsky with whom he made his home, Anne and Matthieu Roosen of Holland, Christine and Axel Cornelis of Belgium; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Vivian Verheye of Belgium; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Father George Dyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, in charge.
WHITE, RALPH BERRY - age 80, of the Mt. Olive community, died at home December 21, 1997. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Maryville Pike. Mr. White was a graduate of Young High School and Hiwassee College, retired from Fulton-Sylphon Company. He was an avid golfer and member of Bays Mountain Country Club, a TSSAA referee and played in the 1946 Semi-Pro All American Tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Nannie Ellen White; and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors: wife, Mary Edna Payne White; daughter, Sharon Lawson of Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Joe Vadeboncoeur of Georgia; grandchildren, Megan, Whitney and Angie; sisters, Lillian White, Leola Corlies, Ozella Schneider and Naomi Turner; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Mt. Olive Church with Rev. David Head and Dr. Doug White officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to South-Doyle High School Baseball Program, 2021 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
WRIGHT, MR. CHARLES GUY (MAN) - age 70, of Harriman, died Monday morning, December 22, 1997, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Wright and a stepson, Claude Douglas Edwards. He was co-owner of Wright Furniture in Harriman for several years, he was a member of the Harriman V.F.W. Post #6598, the Elks Club of Midtown and he was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Dorthea Penley Wright; one stepdaughter, Patricia Wright of Harriman, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Margaret Wright; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Roy Hixson, Missy and Chuck Henley, Lorellen and Pat Whitfield, and Sherry and John Schuman, all of Harriman, Tenn., Una and Don Coffman of Kingston, Tenn.; also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held Wednesday morning 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers.
YADEN, RUSSELL OVERSTREET - age 72, of the Annadale Community in Oneida, Tenn., passed away Sunday, December 21, at his home with his family. He was the son of the late William Lenville and Nara Rebecca Chambers Yaden. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday School Superintendent and was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, William and Argil Yaden. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elva Ruth Jeffers Yaden; one son, Russell Dean Yaden and wife, Elizabeth Jean of the Annadale Community in Oneida; one daughter, Janis Sue Hancock and husband, Jarvis of Halls, Tenn.; three grandsons, Rusty Yaden and wife, Renee', Troy Yaden and Carter Chambers and wife, Jessica; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Austin Yaden and Shelby Chambers, all of the Annadale Community of Oneida; four sisters, Ida Mae Lawson of the Capitol Hill Community, Gladys Strunk of Huntsville, Tenn., Vodenna Woods of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lafern Cantrell of Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Regal Yaden of Spartanburg, S.C. and Gen Yaden of Capitol Hill Community. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, December 24 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Canfield and Rev. Dale Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Carson Memorial Park in Oneida. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Jones and Son Funeral Home of Oneida, Tenn. Jones and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Russell Overstreet Yaden.